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36. Rules

1. The council may, by notice in the Gazette, make rules with regard to any matter that is required or permitted to be prescribed in terms of this Act and any other matter for the better execution of this Act or in relation to any power granted or duty imposed by this Act.


(a) Before the council makes any rule under this section, it must publish a draft of the proposed rule in the Gazette together with a notice calling on interested persons to comment in writing within a period stated in the notice, but the period may not be less than 30 days from the date of publication of the notice.

(b) If the council alters the draft rules as a result of any comment it need not publish those alterations before making the rule.

3. The council may, if circumstances necessitate the immediate publication of a rule, publish that rule without consultation as contemplated in subsection (2), provided that the CBE, any of the councils for the professions or any person who is aggrieved by the said rule may -

(a) comment after such publication; or

(b) appeal to the CBE or the appropriate High Court, as the case may be, against such a rule.

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